A picture parade of the happenings on the first day.
A 19.2-micron fleece ram from Alfoxton stud, Armidale, topped the show ram performance class at the Dubbo National Show and Sale for breeders Chris and Lucinda Clonan.
Returns from Merino wether lambs are placing Merino producers at the top of their game – if they look after them – according to Landmark stud stock specialist Rick Power, Grenfell.
Peter Lette and family of Conrayn stud, Berridale have won the Rabobank Australian supreme ram of the year with a 17.8-micron superfine ram weighing over 130 kilograms.
Conrayn stud, Berridale, won the grand champion Merino ram of the show ribbon when its grand champion ultrafine wool ram got the nod narrowly in front of East Mundalla’s grand champion strong wool ram.
For the second year running the Scott family of Valley Vista stud, Coolac, have won the supreme Poll Dorset exhibit at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show, Bendigo.
Nerstane Merino stud, Woolbrook, NSW, won The Sandford Beggs Memorial Trophy for the most successful Merino exhibitor, with a haul of five reserve grand champion ribbons and two group awards.
A top priced Moama Dorper ram is off to outback South Australia, after the eighth annual Supreme sale.
With more than $100,000 cash splashed with the sale of private rams on display at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show, the event is living up to its nickname “Spendigo”.